Senior Lecturer (FDT Pathway Leader - Menswear)
I am a Senior Lecturer and the Menswear Pathway Leader on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology programme at the Manchester Fashion Institute.
Academic and professional qualifications
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University (1997-2001).
As an FDT graduate myself, I've enjoyed 14 years industry success designing fashion product for Men, Women and Children carving out a career as a Men’s Outerwear expert.
I have created cohesive collections for global outdoor, street and sportswear brands, gaining experience at all levels including management. I have worked for brands, retailers & wholesalers such as Bench, Umbro, Tumi, Regatta, Bernard Weatherill, Sportax Ltd & Oi Polloi.
All years - Menswear Pathway Leader
2nd Year Fashion Product Unit Co-ordinater & Design Tutor
2nd Year Design Tutor for Fashion Practice & Fashion Collaboration
2nd Year Study Trip Co-ordinater
Placement Year – Visiting Tutor
Final Year – Menswear Industry Project, Final Collection & Portfolio
Media appearances or involvement
My garments has been featured in publications such as Vice, ID, Arena Homme +, Sportwear International, Drapers, Mix Mag & FHM Collections
Im intrested in the following research areas:
Anthropology of clothing, gender roles, work, women and workwear.
Utopian Fashion, individual and collective identity, uniforms and non-uniforms.
Communicating codes/narrative via color and materials in dress.
De Lacy, R., 2018. Sylvia's Sisters: Celebrating International Women’s Day’ Exhibition, MMU Geoffrey Manton Building, 8/3/2018.
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester M15 6BG
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